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    Upgrading to Snow Leopard

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    Upgrading to Snow Leopard
    My IMAC runs OS 10.4.11. Can I upgrade to Snow Leopard with the $29 upgrade package or must I buy the more expensive "box set" that includes aps I will be unlikely to use?
    dweiss31

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    Upgrading to Snow Leopard
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    Can you? Yes.

    Should you? Well, that's been debated endlessly. If you're interested, use the Search feature. You'll have a whole weekend's worth of reading material...

    By the way, that is an answer to part one of your compound question. I'm assuming you're not an attorney. Lawyers never put "or" in a question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toMACsh View Post
    Can you? Yes.

    Should you? Well, that's been debated endlessly.
    FWIW...Great answer on what is a delicate & confusing topic (IMHO).

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    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
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    Upgrading to Snow Leopard

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    Quote Originally Posted by toMACsh View Post
    Can you? Yes.

    Should you? Well, that's been debated endlessly.
    Exactly!

    At the end of the day, if you're going to go the $29 route, instead of the box set that Apple recommends (which by the way is a bargain at $126 Amazon.com: Mac Box Set 10.6.3: Software) then do a clean install!

    As us Aussies say, "she'll be right mate!"

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    And with the money you save backup Tiger before you do that clean install and migrate applications etc over.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Upgrading to Snow Leopard

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    And with the money you save backup Tiger before you do that clean install and migrate applications etc over.
    I probably should have mentioned that, because even though I 'assume' that this is a given, there are endless posts here by people who have stuffed up and would have been fine if only they had time machine backups and/or clones.

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    I went the SL $29 route and now my MBP shuts down faster.
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    Upgrading to Snow Leopard
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    Yes, you can upgrade, but you'll need an Intel processor and 1Gb of RAM.

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    Upgrading to Snow Leopard
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    My only other advice is to make sure that your applications are supported on Snow Leopard. If not you are going to have to upgrade them to newer versions or find an alternative. That goes the same for any of your hardware. IE printer, scanners etc.
    死神はリンゴしか食べない。

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    Upgrading to Snow Leopard

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    Thanks for the help -- no more "or's" in questions and I will back up before doing anything.
    dweiss31

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